Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.
Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.
Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.
But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.
I look at the cover and instantly think oooh mermaids!! Basically my eight year old Little Mermaid self was bursting with joy. However, Wicked was not what I expected at all nor was I the least disappointed by that. This book is dark world filled with dangerous creatures, kick-butt moments, and tons of laughs.
The fact that it was set in New Orleans, made me excited. I have always wanted to visit and I feel like reading a story about the streets, shops, and quarters made me feel as if I got to know it a little better. Plus, now I just need some good ‘ol southern sweets!
More than just the world building, I adored each of our main characters. The three we see the most are Ivy, Ren, and Tink. I like how Ivy is kind of a loner in this book. It shows that you still can be strong and smart without being surrounded by a ton of friends. However, regardless of the life she’s forced to live, I’m glad that Ren comes in and shows her that normal is possible. That flips me over to Ren…you green-eyed handsome thing you. Ren appears pretty closed off yet cocky in the beginning but once you start getting into the book and getting to know him, you cannot help but fall for him. With the end of the book being pretty much on edge with how things will play out for these two…cannot wait to see how it will go down.
I mentioned one more character and that is Tink. Tink makes this book; I promise you. The role he plays isn’t just comic relief but an important part and role in Ivy’s life and I absolutely adore him! Overall another stunner of a book by Jennifer L. Armentrout. She truly can write it all and I cannot wait to see what she has in that brain next.